RESUME

Andrea Sturdivant

5515 Snow White Ln —Charlotte, NC 28213 —Phone:(980)785-5019

andrea.n.sturdivant@gmail.comHTTPS://ANDREASTURDIVANT.COM/

Key Skills

AP Style

AP ENPS

Copy editing

Copy writing

Creative Writing

Content Management System-WordPress Platform

Multimedia Reporting

News Writing

Proofreading

Social media writing

Social Media Management

Television news writing

Video Script Writing

WordPress platform

Technology Summary

Camera operation

JVC Cameras

Sony HXR-NX100 Cameras

Canon XF105 Video Cameras

Non-linear Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid

Final Cut Pro 7

Final Cut Pro X

Videography

Windows, PC & Mac OS Platforms

Time Management

  Professional Summary

Writer with five years of online journalism experience looking to leverage extensive background in digital media and broadcasting — search engine optimization, news writing, social media, video production — non linear editing and camera operation, copy editing and content management systems into an digital media and broadcasting position.

Professional Experience

Captive Web Media, Inc — Remote Search Engine Optimization Content Writer, 2017 to present

· Writing compelling and original articles as part of the strategy with titles, sub headings and descriptions.

· Editing and checking of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors in the articles.

· Researching and writing articles for various topics to catch the search engine optimization with keyword densities.

WSOC-TV — Charlotte, NC News Editor, 2017

· Edited news to script.

· Edited news content from different network sources and Cox Media Group affiliates.

· Used solid news judgment to choose shots that reflect the vision of WSOC-TV.

Davidson College — Davidson, NC Freelance camera operator, 2017 to present

· Working with Technical director to determine all aspects of shots.

· Preparing Sony HXR-NX100 cameras and test angles or camera movements.

· Capturing quality b-roll footage of College sports, I.e. Baseball, volleyball and tennis from a fixed or moving position.

Blasting News — Remote Digital News Writer, 2016 To Present

· Collecting and analyzing information about newsworthy current events to write news stories for digital publication.

· Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research.

· Evaluating news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.

Freelance Experience

Carolina Monthly — Remote

2017 to present Volunteer Contributing Writer

· Collecting and analyzing information about newsworthy current events on emphasis on North Carolina culture, music venues, events, films and attractions written for digital publication.

Carolina School of Broadcasting — Charlotte, NC Producer/Videographer, 2016 “Cornelius Jazz Festival”

· Collected b-roll footage and interviews of Cornelius Jazz festival sponsored by Bella Love, Inc.

Carolina School of Broadcasting/WSOC-TV— Charlotte, NC Assistant Producer/Videographer, 2016 “Pirate Cove Classic Band Competition”

· Captured quality b-roll footage of Pirate Cove Classic Band competition for 30 minute segment for Carolina Connection in partnership with WSOC-TV television magazine.

Beasley Media Group — Charlotte, NC Camera Operator, 2016 “Former President Barack Obama’s Personal Assistant and Aide Reggie Love”

· Captured quality b-roll footage of Radio Host and Public Affairs Director Francene Marie Morris and Reggie Love, Personal Assistant and Aide, Former President Barack Obama.

Carolina School of Broadcasting — Charlotte, NC Video Production Assistant, 2016 “U.S. Paralympics”

Assisted in capturing quality b-roll footage of U.S. Paralympics of Kionte Story with Video Production Coordinator Chris Tyndell and Catalina Group Film Productions.

Carolina School of Broadcasting — Charlotte, NC Video Production Assistant, 2015 “Stand Against Racism & Sarcoma Stomp”

· Assisted in capturing quality b-roll footage of Stand Against Racism and Sarcoma Stop with Video Production Coordinator Chris Tyndell, WSOC-TV Meteorologist Steve Udelson and YMCA.

Queen City Bible College — Charlotte, NC Volunteer Assistant Copy Editor, 2010-2011 “Narcissism In the Church”

· Volunteered as an assistant copy editor checking grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors of my father’s thesis on Narcissism In the Church.

Internships

WBTV —Charlotte, NC job Shadow, 2017

Kingdom Covenant Christian Church — Matthews, NC Digital Media Intern, 2016 to 2017

BellaLove, Inc — Cornelius, NC Video Production Intern, 2016

Victory Christian Center Church — Charlotte, NC Production Assistant Intern, 2015-2016

Carolina School of Broadcasting — Charlotte, NC Production Assistant Intern, 2015-2016

Danielle Davis Creative Group LLC — Charlotte, NC Media Relations Intern, 2015-2016

Urban Sports Entertainment Group — Cornelius, NC Production Assistant Intern, 2016

WBTV — Charlotte, NC News Intern, 2015-2016

WCCB — Charlotte, NC job Shadow, 2015

Hustle Boss Magazine —Remote Editorial Intern, 2014-2015

My Success Consultant —Remote Editorial Intern, 2014-2015

Education

Carolina School of Broadcasting — Charlotte, NC Certificate in Digital Media Technology, 2016

Ashford University — Clinton, IA BA in Journalism, 2014